Why does everyone say January first is going to be a fresh start for me.. well let’s state the obvious here, it’s because it’s a new year, new you and time to set those new goals into effect. I must admit I too have made such promises and goals to myself… sometimes successful and sometimes far from it, but this year I realized that even if a few months pass and you take action later on in the year, it doesn’t count any less then if it was the first of the month….as long as it progress!! Who’s with me on this!?
I recently took a moment and really thought what I want to accomplish this year and what I truly love doing. What makes you happy!? Do you ever really ask yourself that? And do you have an answer that satisfys you when you say it in your head? Anyway, I see so many bloggers who are married AND have a new born baby (or more) and I thought… well if they can manage with xy&z then I can as well”. Let me elaborate.. I always wanted to blog and vlog and be one with the fashion industries… I left law school because it just didn’t make me happy. I ended up getting married to my best friend and the love of my life and because I am fortunate enough to not have to work I was left with a lot of time on my hands so to speak.
The past couple of months have been very exciting… well actually the past year. I want so bad to share what is to come but that would take the excitement out of things now wouldn’t it. We for some odd reason push harder to achieve a goal when we know there is a sense of suspense behind the outcome of sharing what we have been hiding… right!? Anyway… it feels great to be writing again. Be sure to follow my YouTube channel SonyaTutorials for what’s to come.
If you love honesty, real life shit and fashion… you are on the right bloggers page!
Okay we all take selfies. Even those who don’t post it or admit to it. You do it also. I recently read that the average person will snap 25,000 selfies in their lifetime. WOWZA!! That’s determination. But I am guilty of it. I mean if you are one of those who’s FIRST pic comes out amazing then ur a lucky bitch and I am not talking to you haha but I’m assuming most people are like me. Where you have to take 20+ selfies to finally get one that came out “decent” hahaha. A lot people ask me how I take my selfies and what filter I use. So here it is; first thing… I always hold the camera for head level because it slims out ur face… Honestly!! Secondly I don’t pick a filter I custom make my own using the brightner/contrast and saturation. That’s it. Lastly… I’ve discovered when you set ur pic taking to the 3seconed timer and it snaps 10 photos back to back… You really find a good picture much faster. Oh and if you watch my Instagram videos… Yes I take those myself also.. Trick? I set my phone on the table and press record or the 3second timer… This last step tho is only temporary till my husband comes back and takes them for me haha.
Now you know… So go take a pic and tag me in it so I can see it.
Makeup makeup makeup. I have not done a full glam look for a while now and today was the day. I was nice to bake and cake my face. Typically, because I walk a lot here I try and do super light makeup when I go out because I sweat and don’t like a pound of makeup on when that happens lol!!!
Today since the weather isn’t hot or humid I figured lets do this shit!
Breakdown: (as applied)
- L’oreal True Match W3 (which is a shade to dark for me 😢)
- Maybelline Fit me Concealer 15
- Santee setting powder 01 nude
- Mac under eye powder Hot Sensation
- Benefit Hoola contour
- Sephora foncé deep 55 bronzer (which I just dropped and broke in a million pieces 😤😫)
- Mac Soft and gentle highlighter
- Nars Albatross highlighter for the high part of my cheek bones and tip of my nose only
- Mac Rapid black eye liner
- Benefit roller lash mascara
- Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz Dark Brown
- Lips subculture
There you have it guys. These are drug store products mixed with a bit pricy’er products. But they mesh so well together and sits so flawlessly without breaking throughout the day.
Let me ask you guys… Do you ever get so bored that you’re like “hmmm I’m about to take a shower so let me go all out and do my makeup just to make sure I still look bomb AF”… its not just me right!!???!?!? lol (I know I don’t stand alone)
I figured I typically never wear this much makeup anymore and if I do its for a nice night out, date night or some event or some shit.. aside from that I barely even apply foundation these days.. its concealer, set it, mascara and I am out the door! Therefore, today I was like Im gonna go wash my face right after anyway so let me just make sure I still got this whole makeup thing in the bag… not that I doubted myself but for some reason us girls always need to be reassured of our amazing qualities and talents hahaha!!! (ya, I know I don’t stand alone on that one either) lol. Anwayway.. I honestly loved the outcome. I actually missed spending 40 minutes doing my makeup.. even though I hate washing it all off.. but like most things its a love hate relationship so #thuglife.
Get ready for the list because its fucking long
MAKEUP USED IN ORDER
[FACE] L’oreal Paris True Match shade W4, Nars Radian Creamy Concealer shade Medium Custard & Vanilla mixed, Mac Matchmaster concealer shade 7.5 to contour, Kat Von D palette to set my face: under eyes Lyric and contour Shadowplan, Mac powder for under eyes shade Hot Sensation [this is the best shit I have ever used], Bobbi Brown highlight shade Pink Glow [this is brand new and amazing]
[EYES] Urban Decay Naked Palette3: 1. Base shade Mugshot 2. Crease shade Blackheart, Mac eyeliner color Black Brilliance, Delipus liquid liner shade Black, Mac eye shadow shade Folie [used this under my eyes to darken the look..this shadow is perfect for that], Kleancolor lashes #16, Anastasia Beverlyhills Brow Pencil shade dark brown [LOVE]
Yeah you read that tittle correctly. If you follow me on instagram you will quickly notice my love for makeup is REAL. I kid you not.. I have spent hundreds of dollars on makeup testing everything out. If I see something on instagram and love it I must go buy it and try it. I have gone through soooooooooo many fuckin brands and foundations and needless to say I ALWAYS end up with my true love.
Foundation: L’OREAL TRUE MATCH
Okay guys. I just gave away my flawless face secret tip. This foundation is probably the only foundation that sits on my face the entireeeeeee day without smudging, flaking, creasing or any of that stuff. It also doesn’t transfer very easily which is a plus. Aside from all those pros.. this foundation legitimately makes my skin look airbrushed. I almost never have to smooth out my selfies and in real life it does not look caky what so ever. I mean I praise this foundation in my youtube videos, on my instagram and I believe I have even mentioned it on here before. I know some people may think just because its not a fancy shmancy brand it must not be as good. That is so fucking wrong. I thought like that also. I thought if my foundation isn’t brand name and doesn’t cost over $45 it is not worthy. LOL. Actually I really never thought like that but I know some of you out there have and do.
This foundation is a game changer and it is a drug store brand which is amazing. I have every shade in this for different seasons of course and I am currently using SHADE W4. It’s still a bit dark but if I go any lighter I will look like a ghost so I apply W4 with a lighter shade setting powder to match my skin perfectly. Seriously guys give this a go and use the whole bottle before you judge… even though you won’t need to go through that much to realize I am the best thing that happened in you’re life for mentioning this.. hahah love you guys!!!! P.S This foundation is Medium/Full Coverage & very buildable
Below Pic is from yesterday. I was sitting in sunlight and have NOT smoothed my skin. This is just the lighting and THE FOUNDATION!!!
L’oreal True Match, This link will take you to the exact foundation I am talking about just incase you want an image of it!
Have you ever woke up tired and lazy but you manage to turn on some music and apply a full face of makeup and get dressed and just not go anywhere? I can’t be the only one right! Yah one of those days where you make a big ass cup of black coffee with an entire block of dark chocolate and just chill. I was going to go out but.. walking my dogs earlier I nearly froze so I just decided I wasn’t going to do shit! Although however I am going to hit the gym up tonight… once my coffee digests a bit lol!!! So yeah, just laying with a full face of makeup and waiting till I find the energy to leave for the gym….. what a challenge! lol (don’t judge)
At least my makeup is on point.. I actually took my time doing it today. For some reason when I have music playing I get into the application of applying makeup so much more.. who else is like that?!
I have been trying to get back down a few pounds that I have gained since I left Los Angeles but its been so hard for me for some fucking odd reason but this year I am determined… like for real! Hence the fact that I am going to the gym. To be very honest I fucking hate the gym. I love out door activities soooo much more.. like bike riding, hiking, swimming.. etc.. the gym is so boring and nothing but guys checking you out…. lol the struggle! Nevertheless it is necessary to do whatchu gotta do. Hoping tomorrow is a more exciting day….